If a beloved friend walked into the room and you never acknowledged their presence, or if they made you dinner and you never looked at them and just enjoyed the food, occasionally saying into the air: "I have such a nice friend," think how much of that person, who they really are, you would be missing. Yes, you would enjoy their blessing (the dinner) but in not acknowledging the person, think how much you would be missing and think how much of your expression of love to them THEY would be missing.
"In all your ways acknowledge Him..."
The most profound moments in my life are when I commune with a loved one eye to eye as we bare our souls to one another. When we both recognize what is happening in the moment, it deepens the communion.
|A dear friend whose gaze is as true as her heart...|
So it is with God. He made us to have interaction with Him, to recognize Him, to look Him in the eye so to speak and tell Him that we love Him, that He is above all others, and to see, in beholding Him even as in a glass darkly, that we, in spite of all we know about ourselves, that we, unbelievably, are the apple of His eye...